Cities Under Siege: The Gauls Sack Rome / Occupied Paris / William Blake's London – Human Voices Wake Us
- In the first part, I read from the Roman historian Livy’s account of the sack of Rome by the Gauls in 387 BCE. The translation is by T. J. Luce.
- In the second part, I read from the diary of the French art historian Agnès Humbert, who lived in Paris during the first months of the German occupation in World War Two, and who was involved in some of the earliest resistance activities in France.
- Finally, I read a small section of William Blake’s long poem, Milton, where his personal mythology is given free reign over the city of London.
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